Cisco's protracted and contentious acquisition of Acacia is back on track after the networking giant substantially increased its offer price for the optical supplier.
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The networking giant managed to beat analyst estimates after offering a mild outlook last quarter.
The government's antitrust unit approved the merger, valued at $78 billion. Next stop, the Federal Communications Commission must approve the deal.
When news broke that AT&T divulged to the SEC its embarrassing subscriber figures (53K) for its Internet phone service, CallVantage, bloggers took notice. Joseph Laszlo, an analyst at Jupiter Research thinks the biggest issue was how the company overplayed its "we're getting out of the residential phone business" card last year.
In what feels like a debate that should'vedied outby now, those who think Secure Socket Layer virtual private networks(SSL VPN) are better than those based on IPSec (Interent Protocol Security) are at it again, touting the virtues of "client-less" remote access. Meta Group today had this to say: SSL VPNs are a superset solution, combining capabilities equivalent to IPSec VPNs along with additional access modes that can provide greater flexibility and security in various use cases.
San Francisco, CA - Gartner Symposium/ITxpo. Last October, Gartner changed its overall recommendation for basic WLAN technology from 802.
Microsoft is starting to make more noise with its VoIP ambitions says IDC, pointing to partnerships that the company formed with major IP-PBX vendors, such as Siemens and Alcatel, and those in development with carriers like British Telecom and MCI. The efforts are centered on SIP-based collaborative applications being developed for the Microsoft Office Live Communications Server (LCS) 2005 product line (See Fan Farber’s take).
Integrated Research--a strange name for a company that offers Voice over IP (VoIP) and IP Telephony management solutions--conducted their own survey (they are a research company after all, right?) called the 2004 IP Telephony Market Study.
Networking projects are clearly on the forefront of all planned IT projects for 2005. According to our latest monthly IT Priorities survey, this trend is likely to continue into next year.
Of the nine technology categories we track in our IT priorities study, three constitute 55% of all IT initiatives planned for 12 months out. IT managers tell us that about 25% of their planned IT initiatives 12 months out will involve wired and wireless networking solutions.